Who We Are

The History of Riverwood Vet

Riverwood Veterinary Clinic is a proud family owned and operated practice. Dr George Kahdy has worked in the veterinary field for over 40 years and has opened numerous practices in that time, including Wake Veterinary Hospital. In 2010, Dr. George had a vision of opening a second clinic in the rapidly growing area of Clayton. In April of 2011 his vision came to fruition, and Riverwood Veterinary Clinic opened its doors.

In the summer of 2011, one of Dr. George’s daughters, Dr. Kathryn Kahdy moved back to the area to help her father start this practice. A graduate of NC State Veterinary School, Dr. Kathryn was the primary veterinarian for several years. As the practice started to grow, Dr. George decided to sell Wake Veterinary Hospital and join his daughter at Riverwood. After a couple of years, Dr. George took a step back from the practice and handed the reins over to Dr. Kathryn. You can still see Dr. George working at the clinic on a part-time basis.

Dr. George’s second daughter, Dr. Kristin Kahdy joined her family at Riverwood in 2017, and together the three grew the practice. As of today, Riverwood Veterinary Clinic has five doctors and a large support staff. Riverwood Veterinary Clinic prides itself in providing extraordinary care and knowledge to clients and their four-legged family members.

Maria Pepper

Practice Manager

Maria Pepper is our Practice Manager and she brings an extensive background in Leadership and Operations Management from her long career with Lowe’s Home Improvement. During her time away she enjoys staying active in the gym, out bike riding, hiking and spending time with her Boxer, Manny Fresh.

Nicole Gonzales

Veterinary Assistant

Nicole Gonzales joined Riverwood Veterinary Clinic in 2014 as a fulltime Veterinary Assistant. She started working with animals in 1994 with Dr. George Kahdy at Wake Veterinary Hospital. Nicole worked there until 2003, and then took a job at Veterinary Medical Supply. In 2008, she made the decision to become a stay at home mom. She has 2 sons, Hunter and Holden and her dogs and cats. Nicole enjoys spending her free time with her family, playing with her dogs, and reading.

Brandi Prosser

Veterinary Assistant

Brandi Prosser is a part time Veterinary Assistant and has been working for Riverwood since 2012. Brandi worked for Dr. George Kahdy at Wake Vet for 4 years after graduating high school in 1998. She then took some time away to raise her two girls, Savannah and Skylar. Once they were both in school, she came back to do what she loves. Brandi takes pride in her job with attention to detail, and loves client education. She will always take the time to make sure every patient has a positive experience and lots of snuggles and kisses while in her care. The Prosser family has 3 pets of their own at home, 2 Chihuahuas named Chewy and Journey, and a kitty named Sushi.

Jimmy Bruni

Veterinary Assistant

Jimmy Bruni joined the Riverwood Team in July 2020. He comes to us with 15 years experience as a veterinarian assistant. Jimmy and his wife have a daughter that will being playing soccer for Mt. Olive and they has 2 Huskies. He enjoys soccer, cooking and grilling out.

Alisha Aadland

Veterinary Assistant

Alisha Aadland recently joined Riverwood Veterinary Clinic. She has been in the veterinary field since 2013. She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida ( Go Bolts! ) and moved to the Raleigh area in 2018 with her husband. She has a 14 year old Blue Heeler named Bo and a kitty named Thackery Binx.

Brittany Boldt


Brittany recently joined the Riverwood team as our new receptionist. She has been in the veterinary field since 2014. She was born and raised in Lexington, SC. Her and her husband, Chris, moved to the Raleigh area in 2017. In her free time, you can find her trying new recipes, watching hockey, or playing video games. She also enjoys spending time with her dog, Mya, and her cat, CJ.

Sydney Waterhouse

Veterinary Assistant

Sydney joined the Riverwood team in August 2022 after spending 4 years in South Africa as an animal caretaker at a big cat sanctuary where she cared for rescued lions, tigers, leopards, caracals, cheetahs and jackals. She also had the unique privilege of interning as a veterinary assistant for a wildlife conservation vet which inspired her to work towards becoming a veterinary technician. Sydney loves working with all kinds of animals and will give your fur baby the same gentle, loving care she would want her own dog to receive. In her free time she loves yoga, being outdoors, and spending time with her loved ones and her dog, Wesley.